Since iA Writer for Mac, blogging with TxtRacer has never been easier for me. Here's how and why.
Here is my work flow for blogging:
View it in the browser, as TxtRacer renders it automatically. It's already on the web under konnexus.net/2011/07/speaking-name and per default on the homepage and rss feed.
Done? What about a preview? What about correcting typos etc. Well: name the file with a "_" in the beginning. Then it won't appear in any search etc. But the url still will work. If you're the only one who knows the file name, only you will see the blog post. Of course, you can share the url with your reviewers. Voilà - the preview.
Doubleclick in Transmit will open the file so you can edit typos and save. Needless to say that the saved version is already online. That's the correction process.
A few weeks ago I witnessed @iA_Chris publishing an article on Wordpress. At one point I started to wonder how much time you spend to fill the gap between the written text and the actual publishing. I saw Chris doing:
Don't get me wrong. Chris is one of the blessed people who can write and code in an efficient and effective way. He knows how to operate WP by heart. So I asked myself: if even Chris spends hours, how much do others spend?
I know, TxtRacer is geeky and won't ever be mainstream or even have a community. Still, it makes my life easier at times.
Actually the lean blogging process could be even simpler.
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